“While we can never do enough to show gratitude to our nation’s defenders, we can always do a little more.” – Gary Sinise
My father proudly served as an officer in the United States Coast Guard for 20 years; both of my grandfathers and an uncle were also Coasties. Although I did not serve in the military myself, I grew up as a “military brat,” and know what it means to have to move across country (twice), yet have unique memories like living next to a lighthouse. I always love hearing my dad’s sea stories and could see how proud he was to wear the uniform.
After I graduated from college, I worked for 9 years as a claims processor for the Department of Veterans Affairs. I worked claims from soldiers who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War, and the War on Terror. While I saw claims for all types of disabilities, what really tugged at my heart were the stories of men and women who filed for posttraumatic stress disorder, whether from combat or military sexual trauma. Through my federal career, I became very passionate about helping the men and women of our armed forces.
My heart is with you – I respect the work you do for our country, and want to do everything I can to help you, some small way in return. I may have went from processing claims on paper to counseling people in person, but my desire to support the military and veteran population has only deepened. Prior to graduating, I completed the majority of the required classes towards a graduate certificate in military resilience in order to better prepare me for counseling you.
I offer additional discounts (with proof of service) for:
- Active duty military
- Separated or retired veterans (honorable or under honorable conditions)
- Spouses of military/veterans
- Children of military/veterans